Newell Brands Quality Assurance Technician in Springfield, Missouri

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The Company

Newell Brands is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer’s®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, Aprica®, Goody®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Coleman®, First Alert®, FoodSaver®, Jostens®, K2®, NUK®, Oster®, Rawlings®, Sunbeam® and Yankee Candle®. Driven by a sharp focus on the consumer, leading investment in innovation and brands, and a performance-driven culture, Newell Brands helps consumers achieve more where they live, learn, work and play.

Position Overview

Position Title: Technician, Quality Assurance I

Reports to: Quality Manager

Job Code: PS0069

Last Updated: March 2018

Position Summary

Responsible for assuring product quality through prevention-based quality initiatives including: audit inspections of finished goods, participation in defect identification and corrective action teams, and maintaining quality levels consistent with company goals.

Primary Functions

  • Inspects and documents results for all work-in-process components for compliance with customer-specified requirements. Communicates any non-conforming instances to shift supervision.

  • Understands and demonstrates knowledge of all testing and measuring equipment used in the Quality and Manufacturing departments.

  • Maintains documentation as required to comply with Customer and Company quality standards.

  • Determines status of materials and releases for use if acceptable. Participates in teams with manufacturing staff to develop corrective action plans when out-of-conformance situations occur.

  • Ensure that operators are qualified in the operation of equipment and inspection of parts.

  • Understand and follow plant safety rules. Helps to identify and eliminate any safety hazard or concern. Assists in monitoring of quality of work output.

  • Poses no direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself, or others, or to property. Defined as a significant risk of substantial harm that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable accommodation.

  • Maintains enforcement of and compliance with company policy and procedures.

  • Assists in conducting operations so as to meet established cost standards for use of materials, supplies and equipment. Follows instructions in the most efficient use of tools, machines and materials.

  • Maintains a neat and orderly working area and assists other departments in the cleanliness and organization of working areas when projects overlap other department areas.

  • Responsible for reporting any problems or concerns to direct Supervisor.

  • Maintains a good working relations with all other employees. Strives to have no conflicts with other employees.

  • Requires regular attendance to perform essential element as contained herein between the assigned start and end times for work.

  • Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department, the Corporation and the community; and maintains the professional competence, knowledge and skill necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities.

  • With the team, work through Continuous Process Improvements as assigned or thought of to reduce waste, improve process, improve housekeeping and/or improve cost savings.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications

  • Excellent computer capabilities, including MS Office.

  • Interpersonal skills required to communicate in accurate manner to individuals and to the team to develop a cohesive group.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Demonstrated ability to display diplomacy in day-to-day interactions with the commitment to task with awareness of urgency.

  • The ability to work independently and work as a group.

Physical Requirements

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Please refer to the Physical Job Description, which is contained as a separate document, for more detail.

Environment: Normal manufacturing environments; work with machinery and media in or around confined spaces; exposure to chemicals, grease and oils.

Physical: Sufficient physical ability to perform heavy lifting and carrying; reaching, kneeling, crawling, climbing; standing for moderate periods of time.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Other: Ability to work overtime or occasionally on weekends with short notice.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of responsibilities for this position, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this position. Company management may assign other relevant, business-related duties.

Jarden Plastic Solutions is a division of the Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH), a $2.6 billion dollar product portfolio managed organization based in Rye, NY. Jarden Plastic Solutions' strategies and operations reflect the company's total solutions approach and reinforces its commitment to continued innovation and growth in high-volume, precision injection molding for the healthcare, precision consumer, lawn/garden/recreational sports, and closure markets.

Employees of Jarden Plastic Solutions thrive in an exciting and fast-paced environment. Committed to excellence, our employees are passionately dedicated to the success of our customers and the growth of our business.

Jarden Plastic Solutions actively develops employees, supplies the necessary tools for each employee to succeed, and provides a workplace embracing diversity-recognizing and respecting the value of each individual.

COMPANY: Alltrista Plastics LLC

Requisition Id: 112502

Location: MO - Springfield